World Bank


NODAL SECTION: External Assistance Section

A brief status of ongoing projects assisted by the World Bank is given below:

1.       Madhya Pradesh Water Sector Restructuring Project [Credit No. 4750 - IN (IBRD)]

Nodal Department: Water Resources Department

Components: The main components of the project are (i) Water Resources Management - Institutions and Instruments, (ii) Service Delivery Irrigation & Drainage Institutions, (iii) Improving Productivity of selected existing Irrigation & drainage assets in six basins, and (iv) Project Management. The Project consists of total 654 sub-projects, 6 Major, 33 Medium and 615 Minor. The total estimated cost of the project is US $ 412.5 Million, out of which World Bank external assistance is US $ 387.40 Million. The project was started in November, 2004 and is scheduled to be closed in June 2015. An amount of US$ 318.37 Million has been disbursed upto 31.03.2015.

Physical Progress: Under component (iii), 55 packages and 91 schemes involving Culturable Command Area (CCA) of 1,18,561 ha have been completed in Dhasan-Ken, Chambal-Betwa, Yamuna, Narmada-Tapti, Ganga and Wainganga basins. Works in 139 packages and 114 schemes in six basins involving CCA of 4,09.951 ha are ongoing.

Irrigation Impacts: Against the Project Target for bridging irrigation gap of 2,42,300 ha, the achievement is 2,57,200 ha. Rabi irrigation delivery under the project rose from 1,50,329 ha in 2009-10 to 5,10,112 ha in 2012-13.


2.         Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Water Sector Improvement Project (APTWSIP) [Credit No. 7897 IN (IBRD)] 

Nodal Department: Irrigation and CAD Department

Objectives: The objective of the project is to strengthen State’s Institutional Capacity for multi-sectoral planning, development and management of water resources to improve the irrigation service delivery on a sustainable basis to increase productivity of irrigated agriculture in the Nagarjuna Sagar Scheme command.

Components: The main components of the project are: (i) water sector institutional restructuring and capacity building, (ii) improving irrigation service delivery in Nagarjuna Sagar Scheme, (iii) Irrigated Agriculture Intensification and Diversification; and (iv) project management. The project was started in August 2010 and the closing date is July 2018. The total project cost is US $ 988.97 Million and the World Bank assistance is US $ 450.60 million (IBRD). An amount of US$ 142.50 million has been disbursed upto 31.03.2015.

Physical Progress: Out of 794 packages relating to complete rehabilitation and modernization works of Main canals, Branch canals, Dam Safety works, Distributory system, WUA level works and LI Schemes, all 24 packages relating to Main and Branch canals, all 78 packages relating to Distributory system, all 16 packages relating to Dam Safety works and 1 package relating to LI scheme have been grounded.  The Andhra Pradesh Water Resources Regulatory Commission (APWRRC) Act has come into force on 1.8.2010, a committee to select the chairman and members of APWRRC constituted and draft rules for the APWRRC Act have been published in the State Gazette on 29.07.2013, seeking public objections/suggestions.  Exclusive cell of APWSIP with core team in Water and Land Management Training and Research Institute (WALAMTARI) has been established in Hyderabad. WALAMTARI has developed training modules on roles and responsibilities of Water Users Organizations (WUOs), maintenance of records and registers by WUOs, and conduct of General Body and Management Committee Meetings by WUOs.


3.       Odisha Community Tank Management Project [Credit No. 7576 IN (IBRD) & 4499 IN (IDA)]

Nodal Department: Water Resources Department

Objectives:   The objective of the Project is to improve agricultural productivity and strengthen Water User Associations (WUAs) to manage tank systems effectively.

Components:          The main components of the project are (i) institutional strengthening, (ii) tank system improvements, (iii) to provide agricultural livelihoods support services and, (iv) project management. The project was started in January 2009 and closing date is June 2016. The project cost is US $ 87.80 million, out of which World Bank loan assistance under IBRD component and IDA component are US $ 38.47 million and XDR 16.98 million respectively. The cumulative disbursement upto 31.03.2015 is US $ 13.70 Million and XDR $ 8.91 Million under IBRD and IDA components respectively.

Physical Progress:

(i)           Out of all on-going civil works contracts, 70% will be completed by June 2015 and balance by February 2016.

(ii)          The hand-over of the 65 completed minor irrigation schemes to the Pani Panchayats by December 2014 and the remaining by December 2015.


4.    Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Community Based Tank Management Project [Credit No. 4857 -IN (IBRD) and 4291-IN (IDA)]     

Nodal Department: Irrigation and CAD Department 

Objectives:   The objective of the project is to improve minor irrigation system, agriculture livelihood support services and project management including institutional strengthening.

Components:          The main components of the project are: (i) Institutional Strengthening, (ii) Minor Irrigation Systems Improvements, (iii) Agricultural Livelihoods Support Services, and (iv) Project Management, which will support the management, coordination, monitoring, learning and evaluation efforts related to the project. The project was started in June 2007 and the closing date is July 2016. The total project cost is US$ 217.80 million, out of which the World Bank assistance under IBRD component and IDA component is US$ 87 million and XDR 58.14 million respectively. An amount of US$ 67.00 million under IBRD component and XDR 43.40 million under IDA component has been made upto 31.03.2015.

Physical Progress: Civil works have been completed in 1390 tanks out of 2157 tanks taken up for repair and restoration i.e. 64.44%.  Out of 1390 tanks where works are completed, 1207 tanks comprising 87% have been handed over to the WUAs for Operation and Maintenance (O&M). Irrigated area has increased to 80 percent at FIA (3 year average), while it was at 54 percent during baseline and 78 per cent at MTR (Mid Term Review). The reduction of 26 percent gap ayacut can be attributed to project interventions in tank restoration and better water distribution and farm management.


5.       Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization and Water Bodies Restoration and Management Project [Credit No. - 4846 IN (IBRD) and 4255- IN (IDA)]

Nodal Department: Irrigation and Public Works Department

Objectives:   The development objective of the Project is to increase the productivity of irrigated agriculture for sub-basin stakeholders in a sustainable water resource management framework.

Components:          The main components of the project are: (i) Irrigation Systems Modernization in a sub-basin framework (i.e. rehabilitation of about 5261 tanks with Culturable Command Area (CCA) of about 4 lakh hectare); (ii) Agricultural intensification and diversification; (iii) Institutional Modernization for Irrigated Agriculture; and (iv) Water Resources Management. The project was started in February 2007 and closing date is June 2015. The total estimated cost of the project is US$ 566 Million, out of which the World Bank assistance is US$ 485.00 million. An amount of US$ 422 million under IBRD & IDA has been disbursed upto 31.03.2015.

Physical Progress: Rehabilitation works in 4798 tanks have been completed i.e. 91% achievement. Out of 769 anicuts, rehabilitation of 658 anicuts has been completed.  Rehabilitation of supply channels in 8063 km. out of the stipulated 8980 km. has been completed. Under the component “Water Resources Management”, SWaRMA has already begun recommending water allocation for various schemes in line with State Government’s Order and has created value-added integrated water resources thematic scenario maps required for water planning, budgeting and management for nine river basins. In addition, SWaRMA has begun water audits on projects.


6.       West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project [Credit No. 8090 - IN (IBRD) and 5014 IN (IDA)]

Nodal Department: Water Resources Investigation and Development Department

Objectives: The project aims to accelerate agricultural productivity in areas that currently are cultivated under rain-fed conditions. The project will support the development of about 4,660 minor irrigation schemes throughout 18 Districts of the State. The total command area to be brought under irrigation is about 1.39 lakh hectare. The total cost of the project is Rs.1143.00 crore. The World Bank loan assistance is US$ 250 million which includes US$ 125.00 million and XDR 78.20 million (equivalent to US$ 116.40 million) under IBRD & IDA respectively. The project was started in December 2011 and closing date is December 2017. As on 31.3.2015, an amount of US$ 1.22 million (IBRD) and XDR 9.31 million (IDA) has been disbursed.

Physical Progress:           In Batch-1, a total of 152 schemes are in progress and for 193 schemes, the contracts have been awarded recently. Overall, the component, “Strengthening Community-based Institutions” is progressing satisfactorily with the formation of all the WUAs selected for 366 schemes to be implemented in Batch 1 involving an area of 11,990 ha. The project has completed 33 schemes in Batch-1.


7. Dam Rehabilitation & Improvement Project (DRIP) [Credit No.7943-IN (IBRD) & Credit No.4787-IN (IDA)]

Nodal Department: Water Resources Department of the States, State Electricity Boards of Tamil Nadu and Kerala

Objectives:   Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) has been taken up with the assistance of World Bank at an estimated cost of Rs..2100.00 crore. About 223 large darns in four States i.e. Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Kerala and Tamil Nadu would be rehabilitated under this project. Five more States/Organisation (namely Karnataka, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited and Damodar Valley Corporation) have also been identified to join DRIP at a later stage, for which a provision of unallocated resources had been provided in the project estimate.

The State-wise numbers of dams covered under DRIP and the estimate of the project cost is summarized below:


No.   of

large dams

No. of DRIP


Project Cost

(Rs. cr)







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Madhya Pradesh




Tamil Nadu








Unallocated Resources







Out of the total project cost, 80% will be funded by the World Bank loan/credit, while 20% will be borne by the respective State Governments and Central Water Commission. Apart from structural and non-structural measures for rehabilitation and improvement of identified dams, the scope of project includes the development of appropriate institutional mechanisms for safe operation and maintenance of all large dams in participating States. In addition, strengthening of the institutional set-up for national level dam safety surveillance and guidance would be taken up in Central Water Commission.

The project implementation agencies for DRIP are the Water Resources Departments (WRD) of the four participating States and State Electricity Boards of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The overall implementation of the project would be coordinated by Central Water Commission. The revised Loan Amount for DRIP Project is US $ 139.65 million (IBRD) and US $ 93.02 million (IDA). An amount of US $ 0.44 million (IBRD) and XDR 9.08 million (IDA) has been made till 31.03.2015.

Physical Progress: The project has become effective from April, 2012 and will be implemented over a period of 6 years. Design flood reviews of 46 DRIP dams have been completed. First tender documents in respect of 5 dams have been approved and works are expected to commence shortly. Project Screening documents in respect of 23 dams have been prepared and are at different stages of review. 


8.         Uttar Pradesh Water Sector Restructuring Project, Phase II [Credit No. 5298 IN)]

Nodal Department: Department of Irrigation

Objectives:   The development objective of the Project is to (a) strengthen the institutional and policy framework for integrated water resources management for the entire State; and (b) increase agricultural productivity and water productivity by supporting farmers in targeted irrigation areas. 

Components: The six components of the project are: (A) Strengthening of State-Level Water Institutions and Inter Sector Coordination; (B)  Modernization and Rehabilitation of Irrigation and Drainage  System; (C) Consolidation and Enhancement of Irrigation Institution Reforms; (D) Enhancing Agriculture Productivity and On-Farm Water Management; (E) Feasibility Studies and Preparation Activities for the Next Phase; and (F) Project Coordination and Monitoring.

The loan agreement was signed on 24.10.2013 and the terminal date of disbursement is 31.10.2020. The total project cost is US $ 515 million out of which the World Bank assistance is XDR 239.40 million (equivalent to US $ 360 million). Till 31.03.2015, disbursement of US$ 17.24 Million has been made.

Physical Progress: (A) Strengthening of State-level water institutions: In March 2014, the UP Legislature passed the Uttar Pradesh Water Management and Regulatory Commission (UPWMRC) Act in order to re-establish a water regulatory entity. Activities related to Flood Management and Information System (FMIS) have commenced. The State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) has begun its awareness campaign, the Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI) has delivered several Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM) training activities to UPID officers.

(B)     Modernization and Rehabilitation of irrigation systems: Rehabilitation and Modernization works have commenced in two major irrigation systems on Parallel Lower Ganga Canal and in Bundelkhand area. 95% of the works have been completed in the Lower Ganga Canal System. In the Bundelkhand area, though the contract was already signed, not much progress is made to date. As for the civil works on the Haidergarh Branch, competitive bidding is going on and bid opening is scheduled on 12.6.2014.



Last Updated on:05/06/2015
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